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Education Scene 1

Stephen and Ashlie decide to take a course on basic car maintenance. Anxious to get his hands dirty, Stephen learns a lesson the hard way.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


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Can be useful reading from advanced dictionery to reach to higer level of English,when I enjoy it?
But Im weak.

Hi Mehdi,

If you enjoy it, please continue reading the dictionary. I also used to do this when I was learning Spanish, and I found it somewhat useful. I'd also encourage you, however, to read or listen to texts in English so that you can learn words in context. There's some useful advice on our Help page on how to use LearnEnglish to improve your vocabulary, and I'd recommend you read that as well.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi ....I left a message a few days ago....I can't find it seems it isn't published. I asked a question which is really important to me....
thanks a million

Hello Stephen and Ashlie!!

You are both so funny. Thanks for your helpful videos!

could you please give some information about yet, what dose it mean at the beginning of a sentences?

Hello N-Akbari,

Have you tried using our Cambridge Dictionaries Online tool? Just type 'yet' in the search box and click 'Look it up!' to see how the word can be used, with examples and explanations.

'Yet' can refer to time, with a meaning of 'at any time up to now'; with this use it is used in questions and negatives. Take a look at this page and this page for more information on this.

'Yet' can also be used to provide contrast, with a similar meaning to 'however'. It is generally used in the middle of a sentence when it is has this meaning. For example:

The rain was beating down, yet the day was warm.

I understand what you said, yet I still disagree.

If you have any particular example you'd like us to comment on then we'd be happy to do so.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Peter,
Ta very much, it was very helpful.

Hello Kirk ,

Thank you very much for your reply. Have a nice day !

Best wishes ,

Hello Teachers !
Here in the middle of the episode Stephen says ' I wanted to get my hands dirty and work on real cars ' . I'm not quite sure what part serves WORK here - of a verb or of a noun ? Cause if it is a verb , I think it needs TO before ...
Thank you .

Best wishes ,